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Highlights/Arctic

Animals, Environment, Indigenous, Society

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the» 

International, Military

Canada takes part in massive Arctic air force drill in northern Scandinavia

The Royal Canadian Air Force has dispatched a C-130T aerial refueling tanker from Winnipeg to take part in a massive air force exercise in Northern Europe. The Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 (ACE 17) organised by the Air Forces of Finland,» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Ancient ice: drill cores tell of Arctic climate thousands of years ago

In the 1980’s scientists drilled down more than a kilometre into an Arctic ice cap. The resulting core samples date back to the Holocene period ranging up to 12,000 years ago. What scientists have now discovered using new technology to» 

History, International, Science and Technology

Another piece toward solving the lost Franklin expedition mystery

DNA from crew of the lost Franklin expedition It is one of history’s all time mysteries: what happened to the 124 member crew of the Franklin mission’s two ships. The 1845 expedition of HMS Erebus and Terror was to find» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology

It’s over, the end…gone.

It’s been coming for decades, but now this is it, the end of an era. The Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk ice road is melting away, forever. The ice road consisted of roughly 180 kilometres of track over frozen patches of land, muskeg, ponds,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Society

Canada 150: Summer excitement to come to Arctic skies

Arctic air shows for Canada’s 150th birthday Because they are so remote, Canada’s many Arctic cities, towns, and hamlets are usually left out of any major cross-Canada events. An effort is being made to change that in part with a» 

History, Indigenous

Canadian researchers count on Siberian reindeer herders to solve archaeological mystery

Two Canadian archaeologists are on their way to a remote part of the Russian Arctic hoping that the traditional knowledge of Nenets reindeer herders might be able to help them solve an archaeological mystery that could have far reaching implications» 

Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Scientists concerned Arctic climate change much faster than expected

Temperatures in the Arctic are rising two times higher than the rest of the planet and are already affecting other parts of the world, according to an international assessment. The latest studies on the north were examined by 90 scientists» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

WWF study finds gaping holes in ability to respond to Arctic ship fuel spills

..response plans rely on capacities and methods that may not  exist or cannot be adapted in remote communities to respond to a ship-based spill. WWF The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a report on the ability of Canada to deal» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

New road to finally link Canada, coast to coast to coast

The end of the Tuk ice road, welcome to the all weather road For the first time ever, Canadians will soon be able to drive from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast to the Arctic coast. Construction of the»